The Kenya Medical Training College – Homa Bay campus was established in 1978 to train Enrolled Community Health Nurses. The first class to be admitted comprised of 12 students. Over the years, the institution has grown to offer three courses: diploma in Community Health Nursing (pre-service), Diploma in Community Health Nursing (In-service), Diploma in Clinical Medicine (pre-service). The student population now stands at 346.
Before the pre-service programmes in Clinical Medicine and Nursing were introduced three years ago, the institution had been conducting an upgrading in-service programme for Enrolled Nurses. The basic training for enrolled nurses were phased out in 2002.
Sitting on a nine-acre piece of land, the campus has a large lecture hall,
offices, library, hostels, a computer lab equipped with 50 computers, a dining hall and a skillslab.
Staff and Student Population
Academic Staff (11)
Deputy Principal: 1
Nursing Department: 6
Clinical Medicine: 2
Demonstration/Skills Lab Ass.: 1
Non-academic staff: 42
Total number of employees: 53
Total Student Population-346:
Nursing department: 233
Clinical Medicine: 113
Students Representative Council
The administration enjoys a very cordial relationship with the students representative council whose current membership is as follows:-
Chairperson: George Kuria
Deputy Chairperson: Fredrick Kianga
Secretary: Rose Andala
Deputy Secretary: Vincent Okello
Treasurer: Sarah Atieno
Dining hall: Maureen Akenga
Games and Sports: Nickson Ocholla
Deputy Games and Sports: Jacob Kipyegon and Edwin Amayo
Practical Learning Experiences
Students spend approximately ¾ of their training time on practical learning experiences.
For Nursing department the students alternate between theory blocks and practical experiences in the clinical areas. At the end of each theory block the pre-service students proceed to skillslab where they are taught various practical skills after which they are subjected to an objectively scored Clinical examination (OSCE). The students then go to the clinical areas where they circulate the Maternity Unit, Outpatient department, surgical, medical and paediatric wards.
Clinical Medicine students rotate in all the wards within the District Hospital including the outpatient department and theatre, where they gain various practical skills. Each rotation takes 8 weeks. Towards the end of their 2nd year in training, the students are guided to conduct a community diagnosis, following which they proceed to the Rural Health Centres for 6 weeks to gain experiences in rural health care and health center management.
Homa Bay MTC nurtures your interest in sports as it develops you into a medical professional. Be it in volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, netball, darts, table tennis, chess, scramble or badminton, Homa Bay campus will make your interest in the game fulfilling.